Journal of Applied and Natural Science 1(1):109-116(2009)
Feed stock crop options, crop research and development strategy for bioenergy production in India
S. Ramesh* and Balakrishna Gowda
Department of Forestry ad Environmental Sciences
*Department of Biotechnology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore -560065 (Karnataka), India
*Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract : Soaring prices of fossil-fuels and environmental pollution associated with their use, has resulted in increased interest in the production and use of bio-energy in India. Government of India has made policies to promote the production and use of bio-fuels which have triggered public and private investments in bio-fuel feed stock crop research and development and bio-fuel production. In this paper, efforts have been made to review and discuss various feed stock crop options and crop research and development interventions required to generate feed-stocks to produce required volume of bio-energy to meet projected demand without compromising food/fodder security and potential benefits of bio-fuels in reducing environment pollution and contributing to the energy security in India.
Keywords : Agriculture research, Energy security, Bio-diesel, Bio-fuel, Bio-ethanol